PEP reported earlier that GMA-7 is working hard to get Ryan Agoncillo as the new host of Survivor Philippines since its original host, Paolo Bediones transferred to TV5. The kapuso network is also offering Ryan the meaty role of “Andrew” in the local adaptation of the top-rating koreanovela “Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart” which is topbilled by Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.
Aside from the two shows mentioned, GMA is also preparing a game show for Ryan and a weekly news and public affairs program. And if ever GMA decides to bring back Pinoy Idol, who will be the “better” host for the show than the first one to host the first version of the franchise and it’s still Ryan. All of these in exchange for Ryan leaving the top-rating talent show on TV5, Talentadong Pinoy, because he will be an exclusive kapuso talent if he accepts the offer.
It’s also interesting to note that it was GMA Network who discovered Ryan. The husband of Judy Ann Santos started his career on GMA’s morning show in the 90’s “Mornings @ GMA” and the youth-oriented program “Campus Video”. If ever he accepts the offer, it will be his comeback to the kapuso station.
The offer is very tempting but if Ryan will leave Talentadong Pinoy, lalabas naman siyang “walang utang na loob.” But here is our take: life is filled with choices and crossroads. In showbiz, the choice is always between career and the pinoy value of “utang na loob.” But guess what the brightest stars in the country have chosen in the past? Angel Locsin chose career than utang na loob. Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda, Anne Curtis, Toni Gozaga, Cristine Reyes, Lorna Tolentino, Paolo Bediones, Claudine Barretto, i can name more but i guess you get the point. Utang na loob will not bring food on the table so i guess more than 90% of those stars who transferred to another station have “career” on their minds.
This is crucial for Ryan. His decision might come from his principle as people perceive him as “ma-prinsipyo.” But then again, he could consider the fact that it was GMA who discovered him that’s why he’s in showbiz.